On this webpage you’ll find links to recommended websites that deal with the issues of online safety. These sites are excellent resources which cover anything from tips to online safety to the dilemmas of cyberbullying and how to manage them. If you have any questions regarding online safety or the websites listed below, please do not heistate to contact the library.
Online Safety Resources for Adults
Scamwatch is run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). It provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams.
Stay Smart Online
Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online.
Australian Federal Police
The Australian Federal Police website has a range of resources and advice for high tech crime, computer forensics, internet fraud and scams, child protection, the Virtual Global Taskforce and resources for prevention.
The Telstra Corporation Ltd have published a range of smart ideas for staying safe online and protecting your privacy.
Online Safety Resources for Parents
Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner
The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline. They provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.
iParent is a website where parents can learn about the digital environment and keep updated on their children’s technology use. Find guidance for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games and strategies for keeping young people safe online.
eSafetyWomen is designed to empower Australian women to take control of their online experiences. This initiative of the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner forms part of the Australian Government’s Women’s Safety Package to Stop the Violence.
ThinkUKnow for Parents and Educators
ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides accessible cyber safety education to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia.
Online Safety Resources For Kids and Teens
Hector’s World features high quality 2-D animation with fun and engaging characters. Children can observe the characters as they learn how to stay safe online.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s free, 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
Bulling. No Way!
Bullying. No Way! provides information and ideas for students, parents and teachers.
Rewrite Your Story
Rewrite Your Story is about real life stories, advice and support from your friends, professional help and good vibes only. You can’t undo the past, and you can’t change the actions or words of other people, but you can Rewrite Your Story.
Student Wellbeing Hub
The Student Wellbeing Hub provides information and resources for students, teachers and parents to assist them to create and maintain a safe and welcoming school environment. It is guided by the National Safe Schools Framework, with resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum, for the promotion of student wellbeing and the development of respectful relationships.
New technologies, and ways to use them, offer exciting learning opportunities for students. Knowing how to use technology effectively to enhance learning is a central component of digital literacy programs in schools. The National Safe Schools Framework provides guiding principles for dealing with the challenges of online safety. Schools aim to assist students to become responsible for their own online safety and build the skills necessary to successfully navigate the digital world.